Connect with your CATE colleagues

CATE NZ operates at both a national and regional level. Each region is represented on the national executive, linking its members with the national body.

Regional associations support the members in their region and offer networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities.

Applying for CATE Membership is easy

Download the Membership Application Form (PDF) and send it to


CATE NZ regional contacts are listed below

North CATE

President – yet to be appointed for 2020

Vice President – yet to be appointed for 2020


Secretary, Eileen Crawford

KeriKeri High School

Treasurer, Julie Chiaroni 

Dargaville High School

Professional Development Co-Ordinator’s, Rina Hudson and Bron Jenkins

Tikipunga High School


Far North Representative, Gary Peach

Taipa Area School


Tertiary Provider and Roadshow Co-ordinator, Ceri Jenkins

International Travel College 


Marketing Coordinator, Andrea Cameron

Tauaroa Area School


Chairperson and Auckland North Representative, Craig Dyason

Albany Senior High School

Treasurer, AmyTregidga

Crown Institute of Studies

Secretary/University Representative, Rachel Manirakiza

Victoria University of Wellington

Communications Manager, Michele Zackey-Meek

Selwyn College

Membership Coordinator & Auckland Central Representative, Kubi Witten-Hannah

Mount Albert Grammar School

Polytech and Maori Representative, Blair Sorensen


TEC / Pasifika / South Auckland Representative, Frances Fuamatu

Tertiary Education Commission

Mentoring Coordinator, Robyn Bear

Kaipara College

Gateway Representative, Jenni Catley

Marist College

CDANZ Representative, Cherie Perrow

Kingsway School

West Auckland Representative, Beth Nalter

Green Bay High School

PTEs Representative, Ceri Jenkins

International Travel College

Auckland South Representative, Sandra Paulus

Papakura High School

External Stakeholder Representative, Lauren Kenney

Spirit of Adventure Trust


Chairperson/Secretary, Jane Thomas

Morrinsville College


Treasurer, Barbara Read

St Peters School, Cambridge

Bay of Plenty

Chairperson and National Executive Representative, Mikaere Smith

Aquinas College

Secretary, Jane Doherty

Mount Maunganui College

Treasurer, Andy Howells

Priority One  


Chairperson, Sheryl Hewitson

John Paul College

Secretary, Rachael Hindrup

John Paul College

Treasurer, Delwyn Roberts

Tauhara College

Executive Representative, Lynn Gillespie

GoalLine Careers


Chairperson, Maria Jefferson

Gisborne Boys High School

Secretary, Carmen Hihi

Turanga Ararau

Treasurer, Sally Bishop

Gisborne Boys High School

National Exec Representative, Craig Wilkie

Lytton High School

Hawkes Bay

Chairperson, Helen Tasker

Havelock North High School

Secretary, Marion Loughran

Tamatea High School

Treasurer, Bronwyn Butler

Karamu High School


Acting Chairperson, Wayne Benton

Hawera High School

Secretary, to be confirmed at AGM

National Executive Representative, Warwick Foy

Sacred Heart Girls’ College

Treasurer, Sharon Jones

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki


Chairperson, John Adams

Palmerston Boys High School

Secretary/Treasurer, Esther Loader

National Driver Training Centre

National Executive Representative,Pamela Murray


Chairperson, Tia Greenstreet

Wellington College

Secretary, Liz Gray

CATE Life Member

Treasurer, Lisa Fraser

Wainuiomata High School

Wellington City, Cathy Matthews

Wellington East Girls' College

Kapiti/Gateway, Melanie Chaytor

Kapiti College

Hutt Valley, Jeanne Lomax

St Bernard's College

Lower Hutt, Jeanette Hudson

Sacred Heart College

Universities, Cathy Powley

Victoria University of Wellington


Co-Chairperson and National Executive Representative, Leigh Gray


Co-Chairperson, Margret McCorkindale

Nayland College

Secretary, to be confirmed at AGM

Treasurer, Robyn McLean

Nelson College for Girls


Chairperson and National Representative, Cheryl West

Marlborough Girls College


Secretary, Gail Fletcher

Marlborough Boys College

Treasurer, Michael Naus

NZ Defence Force, Base Woodbourne


Chairperson, Patrica Siataga

Catholic Cathedral College

Executive Representative, Nicole Bailey

Middleton Grange School

Treasurer, Racheal Mountstevens

Secretary, Kristie Duke

Middleton Grange School

South Canterbury/North Otago

Chairperson and Executive Representative, Jo Shaw

Timaru Girls High School

Secretary, Anita Body

Geraldine High School

Treasurer, Lou Heenan

Roncalli College 


Chairperson and Executive Representative, Leeana Duncan

Bayfield High School, Dunedin

Secretary, Margaret Beagley

Kaikorai Valley College

Treasurer, Pam Cullen

South Otago High School


Chairperson, Simon Richardson 

James Hargest High School


Secretary, Pixie McDowall 

James Hargest High School

Treasurer, Anne Perniskie 

St Peter's College, Gore

The benefits of becoming a CATE member

Representation and Advocacy

The CATE Executive consults and listens to their members.

Their role is to advocate on your behalf to lobby for ongoing improvement of career education in New Zealand schools. National representation at MOE/TEC level to effect change.


Build your networks both regionally and nationally. Mentee and mentor opportunities to support members in their role.


Access career education resources and tools through “members’ section.


Monthly newsletter from the Kaiārahi and regular newsletters from the President of CATE NZ.


Shared resources, ideas. best practice case studies on the CATE NZ website. Opportunity for you to share your successes.


Connect with each other and keep up dated on the latest developments in Career Education.

Membership Association

Close working relationship with other professional bodies such as CDANZ and CDAA (Australia).

Professional Development

Professional Development opportunities through Cate regional meetings and workshops, national Kaiārahi workshops and the annual CATE conference.

Applying for CATE Membership is easy

Download the Membership Application Form (PDF) and send it to

On acceptance, your application will be forwarded to the regional executive members. You will receive a copy of the constitution, handbook and code of ethics and an invoice will be emailed to you for payment.